There are stretchmarks, there are stomach rolls, and there are five of the most beautiful models in the game today: Welcome to Vogue‘s latest lingerie editorial.
The models—Candice Huffine, Tara Lynn, Inga Eiriksdottir, Marquita Pring, and Ashley Graham—are all photographed in black and white wearing gorgeous bras by Secrets in Lace, Lane Bryant, Addition Elle, Agent Provocateur, and Wacoal, to name a few.
The editorial is titled “‘Give me a D! Give me an F!’ Because Gorgeous Bras Come in All Shapes and Sizes” and reads, in part:
“This season, why not try something new—and find beautiful lingerie that is also the perfect cut. After all, when it comes to gorgeous undergarments, there is no such thing as cutting corners—and if the cup fits, why not make sure it’s pretty?”
The headline and text kind of make me chuckle, because, uh, duh. Maybe Vogue is just realizing what us big girls have known for a while: it is possible to find sexy bras in bigger sizes. What, did they think we were all just walking around in granny panties and XXL sports bras? Oh, Vogue, you arrived so late to the plus-size party. There’s still so much you have to learn about the secret lives of plus-size women!
Anyway, what I love best about the photos is their rawness—they appear to be entirely untouched by Photoshop and the models are wearing little-to-no makeup. The spread is just so stunning and so, so refreshing. I mean, has there ever been a stretchmark in Vogue ever? Or a hint of cellulite? Honestly, it’s really blowing my mind that I’m looking at an editorial spread in Vogue and thinking, yeah, I can kind of see my own body here. I can imagine what I might look like in these bras.
Not only can I picture myself in these bras, but I actually do own one. Check out photo 9: I’m totally wearing that bra right now! It’s from Ashley Graham’s own label, the Ashley Graham Collection for Addition Elle. Ashley designs jaw-droppingly sexy lingerie for big girls, and I own a few pieces from the collection (all of which I love).
Well, Vogue, welcome to the plus side. You’re going to like it over here, I promise.